Agostino Altamore

AGOSTINO 'AUGIE' ALTAMORE, 86 ROCKFORD - Agostino "Augie" Altamore, 86, of Rockford passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014, after a sudden illness. He was born January 3, 1928, in Roccamena, Sicily; the son of Alberto and Antonia Altamore. He attended school in Sicily. He lived 46 years in Rockford, coming here from Tuscany. He married Vincenza Prosperini in Gabbro, Italy on April 24, 1955. He owned and operated Paesano's Italian Restaurant for 20 years. He attended St. Anthony Church. Agostino was an avid gardener. He had an orchard that included chestnuts, peaches, pears and apples. Above all, he loved spending time with his family. Survivors include wife, Vincenza; sons, Albert (Antonietta) and Joe (Antonia); grandchildren, Agostino A. (Ashley), Giuseppe (Lauren), Vincenza (Nicholas) Becker, Agostino G. and Rosa; great- grandchildren, Angelo, Julianna, Albert and Luca; brothers and sister, Joe, Antonia Pace and Nick (Nancy); sister-in-law, Ignazina and brother-in-law, Joe Lena; nieces and nephews, Nunzio (Roxanne) and children, Joe and David, Piera Lena, Albert (Linda) and son, Joey, Toni (Jeff) Jones and children, Piero, Francesco and Gina Collura, Albert (Annamaria) and children, Francesco, Zizi and Marco, Albert and children, Zoe and Nicolo, Toni, Nunzio (Enza) Pace and Rosa Pace and children, Francesco and Mario. He was predeceased by his sister, Annamaria Lena; brother, Francesco; and parents, Alberto and Antonia Provenzano Altamore. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014, in St. Anthony Church, with Franciscan Friars officiating. Entombment to follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be in Gasparini & Oliveri Funeral Home on Friday, January 17, 2014, from 5 until 7 p.m., with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. Friends may call again Saturday morning in the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family. Arrangements are with Gasparini & Oliveri Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 707 Marchesano Dr. Condolences to: www.gasparinioliverifuneral.net.

Funeral Home

Gasparini & Oliveri Funeral Service Inc
707 Marchesano Dr Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 964-6332

Published in Rockford Register Star from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2014